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Studies on myco flora of salt marshes in egypt part 4 osmophilic fungi

Abdel-Hafez, S.I.; Moubasher, A.H.; Abdel-Fattah, H.M.

Mycopathologia 62(3): 143-152


ISSN/ISBN: 0301-486X
Accession: 006509919

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Ninety-five species and 7 varieties which belong to 39 genera were isolated from 74 soil samples from salt marshes. At 28.degree. C, on 30% sucrose Czapek's agar, 90 spp. and 4 varieties which belong to 36 genera were encountered, from which Aspergillus niger, A. fumigatus, A. terreus and Penicillium notatum were the most frequent. On 60% sucrose Czapek's agar, 63 spp. and 3 varieties were recovered which belong to 25 genera, from which A. niger, A. fumigatus, Cladosporium herbarum and A. terreus were the most frequent. At 45.degree. C, on 30% sucrose, 16 spp. and 4 varieties were identified, but on 60% sucrose, 14 spp. and 3 varieties were isolated. A. fumigatus and A. niger were the most frequent on both sucrose concentrations. The soil samples poor in total osmophilic fungi (at 28.degree. C) were significantly higher in their content of total soluble salts, Na and K and significantly lower in the average number of species per soil samples than the rich ones; the difference was nonsignificant in case of organic matter.

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